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    Talking Kansas Kamisori!

    Wow.

    Back in June I had communicated with Russel Baldridge about a new design take on the Japanese style straight razor that he had already begun creating.

    I got all excited and sent him some SolidWorks files I made of my proposed design:


    Well, today it finally arrived!

    Looks much like the design rendering, with one HUGE exception----the hamon!

    The finish on the razor is satin, except for the blade hollow where the hamon line is. This portion is mirror finished, and stunning!

    Razor has a nice heft to it, feels great to hold.

    I have not yet shaved with it (as luck would have it I just had a fantastic BBS shave this morning with one of my other razors, so the maiden voyage will have to wait a couple of days...).

    My compliments to Russel on his fine workmanship I'm looking forward to my first shave!

    Some pics, including a comparrison shot with a Tosuke.
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    that is awesome.

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    Alright, I had to come back for a second look. Man, that is awesome.

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    That is amazing! A modern take on a classic.

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    Looks like fun, east meets west! What dya get when you cross a W&B with a Tosuke!
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Looks like fun, east meets west! What dya get when you cross a W&B with a Tosuke!
    It's a Rusuke!

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    Wow thats cool.... great lines !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    It's a Rusuke!
    Seraphim, I hope Russell finds it just as funny!
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    Let me also say that the talented Mr. Baldridge is a cruel, cruel man. At one point in the process he sent this teaser pic of the razor....

    Just enough to get me all worked up, without revealing too much. Like the dance of the seven veils or something




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    That's really, really nice! Clean, almost surgical lines & puts the Tosuke in the shade!

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